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Hype Williams

Hype Williams was born in July 1970 in Queens, New York, USA as Harold Williams. He is a director and writer, known for Belly (1998), Lust and Busta Rhymes: Fire (2000). See full bio »
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Belly Director
Lust Director
Busta Rhymes: Fire


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 2016-2017 Love Advent (TV Series short) (11 episodes)
- Shanina Shaik (2017)
- Nina Agdal (2017)
- Hannah Ferguson (2017)
- Elsa Hosk (2016)
- Joan Smalls (2016)
 2013 Beyoncé: Blow (Video short)
 2012 Nicki Minaj: Va Va Voom (Video short)
 2012 Nicki Minaj: Stupid Hoe (Video short)
 2011 Kanye West: All of the Lights (Video short)
 2010 Ke$ha: We R Who We R (Video short)
 2010 M.I.A: xxxo (Video short) (uncredited)
 2009 Jamie Foxx Ft. T-Pain: Blame It (Video short)
 2008 Coldplay: Viva La Vida, Version 1 (Video short)
 2007 Kanye West: Stronger (Video short)
 2006 Mobb Deep: Life of the Infamous... The Videos (Video) (segments "Quiet Storm [Remix]", "It's Mine")
 2006 John Legend: Heaven (Video short)
 2005 The Game: Documentary (Video documentary) (video "How We Do")
 2004 The Game Feat. 50 Cent: How We Do (Video short)
 2004 New Edition: Hot 2Nite (Video short)
 2004 The Notorious B.I.G.: Ready to Die - The Remaster (Video short) (videos "Big Poppa", "Warning", "One More Chance")
 2004 Nas: Video Anthology Vol. 1 (Video) (segments "If I Ruled the World", "Street Dreams", "Hate Me Now")
 2004 Bad Boy's 10th Anniversary... The Hits (Video) (videos "Big Poppa", "I'll Be Missing You", "Mo Money Mo Problems")
 2003 R. Kelly: The R. in R&B - The Video Collection (Video) (videos "Down Low", "Gotham City")
 2003 Lyricist Lounge: Hip Hop Video Classics (Video) (video "How About Some Hardcore")
 2002 A Tribe Called Quest: The Video Anthology (Video) (video "1nce Again")
 2002 Boyz II Men: The Color of Love (Video short) (segment director)
 2001 Jessica Simpson: A Little Bit (Video short)
 2001 Aaliyah: Rock the Boat (Video short) (uncredited)
 2001 R. Kelly: - The Videos (Video documentary) (video "Home Alone")
 2001 MTV 20: Jams (Video) (video "This Is How We Do It")
 2001 Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott: Hits of Miss E... The Videos, Volume 1 (Video documentary short) (videos "The Rain [Supa Dupa Fly]", "She's a Bitch")
 2001 DMX: No Sunshine (Video short)
 2001 Babyface: A Collection of Hit Videos (Video) (video "This Is For The Lover The In You")
 2000 Busta Rhymes: Fire (Video short)
 2000 No Doubt: Ex-Girlfriend (Video short)
 2000 Jay-Z Feat. UGK: Big Pimpin' (Video short)
 1999 The Will Smith Music Video Collection (Video documentary) (video "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It")
 1999 Making the Video (TV Series documentary) (videos "Satisfy You", "Ex-Girlfriend", "Fire", "Big Pimpin'", "Imagine That", "Lay Low")
 1999 Q-Tip: Vivrant Thing (Video short)
 1999 Nas Feat. Puff Daddy: Hate Me Now (Video short)
 1999 TLC: No Scrubs (Video short) (uncredited)
 1998 Belly
 1998 Busta Rhymes: Gimme Some More (Video short)
 1997 Will Smith: Gettin' Jiggy Wit It (Video short)
 1997 Mase: Feel So Good (Video short)
 1996 R. Kelly: I Believe I Can Fly (Video short)
 1996 LL Cool J: Doin' It (Video short)
 1995 Brandy: Sittin' Up in My Room (Video short)
 1995 Boyz II Men: Vibin' (Video short)
 1995 Brandy: Baby (Video short)
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Music video: Directed video for Jay Z featuring Alicia Keys, "Empire State of Mind". See more »

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Pioneer music video director, his style was defined by fish eye lens work, saturated colors, wide framing, cinematic references, and slow motion sequences. He shot videos with Nas, Mobb Deep, Wu-Tang Clan, and Busta Rhymes just to name a few. He is considered the seminal hiphop music video director of the 90's. See more »


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